Saturday, November 21, 2009

a month to change a med?

MaryB wrote:
(((((HUGS)))) for you DW. When I read your blog it is like I am reading about my life with my Type 2 husband.

I recently found out that one of my dh's meds is causing extreme lows. His doctor will be changing his meds next month! I wish it could happen today.

All we can do is take one day at a time and take special care of ourselves so we can be strong while on this journey with the one we love.

MaryB


Ya gotta wonder what the doc is thinking? Why would/do they wait a month to change a med? If they know it's causing extreme lows - why wouldn't they change it today? this week?

I do understand all about lowering the level of 1 med while introducing another - I had to go through that when my son who has seizures turned 16. We took him off Tegretol and put him on Dilantine and it was all done while he remained in a hospital for over a month. Horrible process!

But I've never heard of a diabetic needing to go through something like that to change meds. So I still have to ask - why not today?

I woke up this morning with the very same thought - I just have to make it through today, 1 hour at a time. It's 10 am and he's not up yet. I don't even want to face the day with him, so I may "need" to go visit my sister. I think it might just be best to have "something" pop up in my life! On the other hand, I'm too tired to go pack a bag! Had every intention of making it up to bed last night, but fell asleep on the sofa watching a movie. I like old movies. Mind-numbing stuff you don't have to think about! But I'm paying for it this morning with a stiff neck!

Yes, one day at a time, one hour at a time, 1 minute at a time - we do muddle through, don't we?

DW

1 comment:

Lady Marian said...

DW,

I should have included this in my comment: It is not the doctor that is waiting a month. It is dh. He is in denial and is semi non-compliant. I happened to read a article on side effects about the med he is taking and I asked him about it. He said that he knew it made him low and he wanted to hold off on changing his meds. (I feel like pulling hair at this point and not my own. LOL)

I don't even try to make sense of his reasoning anymore. Trying to convince him otherwise is an exercise in futility.

I have to remember that his disease is not my disease. He has to own up to it but that is not going to happen and I realize it.

MaryB